Airtricity to sponsor Dublin City Marathon
New Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2013 sponsorship also includes the
One of Ireland’s showpiece sporting events, the Dublin City Marathon, received a major boost with the recent announcement that Airtricity, the gas and electricity supplier, will sponsor this year’s race.
Airtricity is one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and their endorsement is guaranteed to heighten interest in what will be the 34th installment of the Dublin City Marathon.
It was also announced that the energy provider will be the official sponsor for the Race Series, which caters for a number of practice runs in the months leading up to the main event.
The Race series will take place in Swords and the Phoenix Park in June, July, August and September 2013.
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Speaking about the new partnership, Dublin Marathon Race Director, Jim Aughney, said “It is a huge endorsement of what we have achieved to date, and strong support for our development plans, to have such a sponsor involved. Airtricity has a great history of supporting events in Ireland and we look forward to developing a long-term relationship with them.”
Stephen Wheeler, Airtricity Managing Director and former participant in the Dublin City Marathon, was equally effusive about the gas and electricity supplier’s new sponsorship deal. “As someone who ran my first Dublin Marathon in 2011, I’m delighted that Airtricity is the new energy behind this well-loved Dublin and national sporting event.
“Now, through our sponsorship of the Airtricity Dublin Marathon, we’re helping to support the marathon and race series at this important stage in its development and growth.”
Over 14,000 athletes competed in last year’s Dublin Marathon, which was a record for the event. And the race organisers will be hoping that they can beat those numbers this year with the help of sponsorship from one of Ireland’s most recognisable energy providers.
The Airtricity Dublin City Marathon is due to be held on Bank Holiday Monday, October 28th. It has been estimated that the race is worth €10 million to the local economy.